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Reference Type: Electronic Resource
Title: Biofuels and agriculture: a factsheet for farmers
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Published: 2001, U.S. Dept. of Energy,
Abstract: American farmers have a great opportunity, now and in the coming years, to help make the nation more self-sufficient in energy, and to reduce air pollution, including emissions of “greenhouse gases”. Advances in technologies for making “biofuels” like ethanol and biodiesel mean that new markets are opening up. These can provide extra farm income, help to revitalize rural communities, and improve the environment at the same time. Corn ethanol has been around since the 1970s, but national production is going up fast and costs are coming down – and now there are new ways to make ethanol from a variety of agricultural raw materials, as well as growing markets for other biofuels like biodiesel.
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Tags: energy generation
Ag Matters Catalog ID: 451